University of Glasgow

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2023
World Reputation Rankings 2022
Glasgow, G12 8QQ, United Kingdom

Founded in 1451, The University of Glasgow is a world-class university, committed to working with global partners to create high-quality research with real-life impact. 

We were named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2020 and have been home to world-changing research and teaching for more than 570 years. 

Our research excellence responds to some of the world’s greatest challenges in areas such as precision medicine and chronic diseases, one health, future life, addressing inequalities, cultural and creative economies, and the nano and quantum world. 

The University of Glasgow has been recognised for its world-leading research and the positive impact it has on society, by the Research Excellence Framework (REF). In 2021, we submitted 118 impact case studies to expert panels, showcasing the University’s wide-ranging collaborations with external partners to deliver societal and economic impacts locally, nationally, and globally. 

We support our researchers in a positive and collaborative research culture. We deliver an award-winning researcher development programme for postgraduate students. Our 14 centres for doctoral training provide funding and collaboration opportunities.

  • We are the 4th oldest English-speaking university with 6 Nobel laureates as our alumni 
  • We are part of the elite Russell group Universities. 
  • We have a diverse student population with over 29,000 students from over 140 countries. 
  • We have been ranked 2nd in Russell Group for student satisfaction (NSS 2021). 
  • 95.9% of our students are able to find employment or further study 6 months after graduation

We offer an excellent student experience in one of the world’s friendliest and most affordable cities.

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Key statistics

  • 14.4
    No. of students per staff
  • 43%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 59 : 41
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 32,270
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at University of Glasgow

  • Arts & humanities

    • Architecture
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • Archaeology
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
  • Life sciences

    • Veterinary Science
    • Biological Sciences
    • Sport Science
    • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Law

    • Law
  • Engineering & technology

    • Civil Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • General Engineering
  • Social sciences

    • Sociology
    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Geography
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
  • Business & economics

    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Business & Management
  • Physical sciences

    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Physics & Astronomy
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
    • Medicine & Dentistry
  • Education

    • Education
  • Psychology

    • Psychology